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Re: GNU License, Again


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 09:50:11 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    > The original is no longer free, since it depends on a non-free work.
>    > The resulting work, a deriviate, is no longer free.  And for the last
>    > time, the GPL cannot make anything free, only the copyright holder
>    > can.
>
>    How is the free code suddenly dependent on the non free work?
>    The non-free work is what's dependent on the free code, not
>    the other way around, in my scenario.
>
> It is a _deriviate_, that is how it is dependant.  It doesn't matter
> what depends on what.

Could you please at least spell the word correctly?  You have been
mocked about this "deriviate" invention of yours for years now.
Existing words are "derive", "derivate" and "derivative".  While you
would still not make more sense, it would look less foolish if the
terms you used actually existed.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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